Family Quotes

Dalai lama, (in exile) associated press, 5/14/01 - it is essential to know that to be a happy...
I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family fued.
Helen Kelle

Douglas noel adams - if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck,...
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Erma Bombeck
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line
To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.
John Irving

Hamlet is the tragedy of tackling a family problem too soon after college.
Tom Masson
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Jerry Seinfeld
Joachim du bellay, sonnet de regrets - happy the man who, like ulysses, has made a fine...
The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith
There exists a false aristocracy based on family name, property, and inherited wealth. But there likewise exists a true aristocracy based on intelligence, talent and virtue.
Tom Robbins
Love is this divine ingredient. It alone describes what can be our perfect relationship to our Heavenly Father and our family and neighbors, and the means by which we accomplish His work.
David B. Haight
The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
Malcolm De Chazal
The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.
George Eliot, Middlemarch
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash
I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, speech? in 1994
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
It used to take courage - - Indeed, it was the act of courage par excellence - - To leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. Today there are fewer places to discover, and the real adventure is to stay at home.
Alvaro de Solva
Our institutions and values are in jeopardy as the mores of the market pervade all social life in this country. Loyalty, honesty, courage, discipline, patriotism, and commitment to family are being crowded out by the goals and rules of economic rationality - - Do whatever makes the most money.
Barry Schwartz
I wonder if the polite thing to do is always the right thing to do. When I met the family from Japan, they all bowed. I pretended like I was going to bow, but then I just kept going and flipped over on my back. I did this five times. I think they got the point.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
The changes in the human condition are uncertain and frequent. Many, on whom fortune has bestowed her favours, may trace their family to a more unprosperous station; and many who are now in obscurity, may look back upon the affluence and exalted rank of their ancestors.
Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate.
Ulysses S. Grant
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Confucius
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - - The kind of atmosphere that is found in a nuturing family.
Virginia Sati
Even as the cell is the unit of the organic body, so the family is the unit of society.
Ruth Nanda Anshen
The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach
The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini
Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.
Jewish Prove
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Henri - Frederic Amiel
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Bertrand Russell
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha
Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.
M. F. K. Fishe
We falsely attribute to men a determined character - Putting together all their yesterdays - And averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - It is worse than a large family - He is the silent poor indeed.
Henry David Thoreau
Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close - Knit family in another city.
George Burns
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Calvin Trillin
Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family.
Carl T. Rowan, Jr.